Practical risks of a single password for keychain AND cloud
March 23, 2013 10:14 AM Subscribe
I have a third party password manager app that I love. That app syncs to an online cloud service, so I can access all my passwords from all my devices (as well as from a web browser if necessary). In practical terms, how much worse is my risk of having info compromised by using a single password for both my password vault and the online storage service?
posted by philosophygeek to computers & internet (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Assume that the reason I'm using a single password is so I can devote all my password memory to a single ungodly long password with a mix of symbols, numbers, cases, non-dictionary words, etc.
In other words, what is the practical impact of having two strong passwords (say 15 characters each) vs. one mega-long strong password (say 25-30 characters)?